President Bush has asked all Americans for their support as we enter his second term in the White House. In order to reduce confusion and show our support for him and his policies, let us make a few minor clarifications to Matthew 5:3-11, as follows:
3 Blessed are the wealthy, for their power insures the nation.
4 Blessed are those who triumph, for they shall have comfort.
5 Blessed are the bold, for they shall develop the earth.
6 Blessed are they who do hunger and thirst for power, for they shall be satisfied.
7 Blessed are those who show no mercy, for they shall obtain security.
8 Blessed are the pure in zeal, for God shall appear on their side.
9 Blessed are the warmakers, for they shall unite the nation in prosperity.
10 Blessed are they who persecute for righteousness’ sake, for their authority shall know no bounds.
11 Blessed are the authoritarians who revile and persecute the evil doers in God’s name.